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Students learn when to speak or when to be quiet.  In this communication skill lesson, students read a story that points out good communication skills. Students complete a KWL about making good observations.  Students role play making good decisions about when to speak and when not to.  Students answer critical thinking questions.
Communication is how we make exchanges, plan, and obtain what we want or need. Foster business communication skills used in the work of agriculture. Intended for an agribusiness class, the lesson introduces learners to communication types, skills, and functions. 
Third graders, in groups, practice outdoors with communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity.
Students examine the various combinations that contemporary extended families take on. They identify how strong communication skills are important to the health of the family after reading a an excerpt from a first-person fictional journal.
Students explore communication techniques by participating in speech role-playing activities. In this conflict resolution lesson plan, students identify the keys to being a good communicator such as listening, eye contact, and the tone of their voice. Students conduct discussions with classmates while employing these techniques.
Does your class need to talk about communication skills? Then use this presentation to go through the key components of communication. It's not all about talking, but also about listening. Of course, there is room for expanded discussions with the class by using what's here in the presentation as a jumping-off point. All the teacher would have to do to expand the lesson is ask the class to share some examples. 
Use this worksheet as a pre-assessment to find out what your learners know about communication skills. Or, use it for taking notes while discussing communication. There is plenty of space to write about communication styles, paraphrasing, and active listening. Perhaps it could even be used as a post-assessment. 
Get to talking with your special needs class. In pairs, they take turns telling each other where to go on a schematic map. They work to ask questions, answer questions, and check if their partner understands their directions, or if he needs clarification. 
Students discuss communication skills. In this language arts lesson, students use hand puppets to discuss a specific topic with a partner.
Students practice assertive communication. In this bullying prevention instructional activity, students differentiate between passive, aggressive, and assertive behaviors. Students role-play to practice assertive communication when dealing with a bully.
Students view a video on the nature of money. They discuss the many ways that money has changed and is changing due to the development of electronic communication.
How does one have a discussion with a partner about a sexually transmitted disease? This is probably not a conversation that happens to be in everyone's repertoire. This lesson presents some role-playing scenarios that your class can participate in, as well as have the opportunity to create their own. It will probably feel a bit awkward, but it's good practice to hear and have these kinds of conversations.
Sixth graders create a daily newscast which they broadcast to the whole school. They write the scripts for the broadcast, after reviewing interviews, feature writing, and proposals. They organize the newscast for presentation and edit the final product.
Students examine and demonstrate effective listening and speaking techniques. They complete a listening activity by following step-by-step directions given by the teacher, identify ways to communicate clearly, and demonstrate communication skills with a partner.
Learners demonstrate communication skills in speaking and listening by introducing another student to the class. Working in pairs, classmates interview each other. During the 10-minute sessions, they listen, take notes on an index card, and then change places and reverse the process. Finally, each pupil presents his/her partner to the class. Consider having pairs create an illustrated poster based on interview notes, adding a photo, and posting these visuals around the room. A great beginning-of-the-year activity.
Learners explore electronic communication, the Morse Code system, and text messaging, build a simple circuit to send messages to one another, and explore the impact of electrical communications on society.
Students identify characteristics of good communication. They role-play different scenarios from a work setting that require good communication and evaluate their efforts.
Fourth graders, in groups, participate in a game in which they are assessed on their ability to work together to gather communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity.
Students practice their writing skills by composing an opinion letter in response to a topic identified by a writer to Dear Abby or Dear Ann Landers. Effective communication skills form the basis of this instructional activity.
Second graders work together to practice communication skills, leadership, trust, respect and creativity. They's ability to focus determine the student's success. They must assist each other navigating an obstacle course while blindfolded.